Iconic Holograms Perform at Granada Theatre

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By edhat staff

The "Rock and Roll Dream Tour" passed through the Granada Theatre Thursday with hologram performances of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly.

A live backing band and backup singers with remastered audio of the two iconic singers.

Buddy Holly is depicted in a bright-blue suit and signature black-framed glasses from 1957, just two years before his death.

"This was when Buddy was in his prime, where he was on top of the charts and charming audiences across the country with his catchy tracks and trademark ‘geek chic’ look," said Brian Becker, the CEO of BASE, the company behind the holograms. "In fact, one of the things that really makes this particular hologram tour stand out is that a new generation of fans will finally get to see what Buddy Holly really looked like."

Holly was killed in a plane crash in 1959, along with fellow musicians Ritchie Valens and J.P. "the Big Bopper" Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson. Holly was 22, but his music has spanned generations with hits "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue."

Roy Orbison is pictured in a grey suit, dark sunglasses, and a bright red guitar. 

"Being able to reopen his legendary songbook and again hear his voice bounce off great concert hall walls is both a transcendent and cathartic experience,” said Roy Orbison, Jr., President of Roy Orbison Music. “Dad jammed with Buddy in Lubbock Texas and helped change music history by turning Buddy on to Norman Petty Studios; Buddy later returned the favor by recording two of Dad’s songs on his first Cricket’s album. How beyond cool and special that these two great friends, now get to tour the world together."

Orbison died of a heart attack in 1988 at the age of 52 and is known for such hits as "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Only the Lonely."

The tour began in San Francisco and ends in New York. Learn more here.

Sources: AXS, Roy & Buddy

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Flicka Sep 28, 2019 10:11 AM
Iconic Holograms Perform at Granada Theatre

Correction of the New Riders of the Purple Sage...two of the Dead, Phil and Mickey did play with Jerry for the very beginning, 1969, along with others not in the Dead. But still not the Grateful Dead doing the album as stated in Burns documentary.

a-1569824819 Sep 29, 2019 11:26 PM
Iconic Holograms Perform at Granada Theatre

It's very complicated. :-) --------------------------------------------------------------------------
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Riders_of_the_Purple_Sage
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The most commercially successful configuration of the New Riders would come to encompass Dawson, Nelson, Torbert, Spencer Dryden, and Buddy Cage.
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The most commercially successful configuration of the New Riders would come to encompass Dawson, Nelson, Torbert, Spencer Dryden, and Buddy Cage.
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With the New Riders desiring to become more of a self-sufficient group and Garcia needing to focus on his other responsibilities, the musician parted ways with the group in November 1971. Seasoned pedal steel player Buddy Cage was recruited from Ian and Sylvia's Great Speckled Bird to replace Garcia.
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1973's The Adventures of Panama Red included a Nelson-sung cover of Peter Rowan's "Panama Red" that steadily gained traction as an enduring FM radio staple. The album peaked at No. 55 in Billboard[1] and, albeit as a sleeper hit, marked the band's commercial zenith; in 1979, it was certified gold by RIAA.

Flicka Sep 28, 2019 10:00 AM
Iconic Holograms Perform at Granada Theatre

John, That's not the way Waylon told it when we saw him at the bowl years ago. I was never a fad of Country music until I saw Ken Burns take on it. Now I love it. The documentary also talked about musicians of other genres doing some Country. It said the Grateful Dead did an album, "New Riders of the Purple Sage". We have the album but also hundreds of others (maybe a 1,000) but it would take all day to find the Purple Sage one to see who the musicians are. It wasn't actually The Dead but one of Jerry Garcia's other interests with different musicians. Jerry also had "The Jerry Garcia Band" (no Dead members), and did Bluegrass and Country with friends in the South, no Dead members. Jerry was interested in all music and had different groups in different genres.

Joan the Dog Coach Sep 28, 2019 07:15 AM
Iconic Holograms Perform at Granada Theatre

I was interesting and fun to see. From where we were seated, and we were pretty close, they didn't look pixelated. And yes, it was complete 3D.

Flicka Sep 27, 2019 01:50 PM
Iconic Holograms Perform at Granada Theatre

Two of our greatest rock stars. Waylen Jennings was supposed to be on the plane that crashed. I can't remember what kept him off, I think maybe he had the flu. Richie Valens took his place. "The day the music died"!!

John Wiley Sep 27, 2019 03:00 PM
Iconic Holograms Perform at Granada Theatre

From a 2018 Tennessean article: "Waylon Jennings, then a young bass player who would later find fame in country music, gave up his seat to the Big Bopper, who was battling a fever." The event is mentioned in episode 7 of the new Ken Burns series "Country Music" that you can stream on PBS too.

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